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11 Terrible Things That Happened in Your Favorite Childhood Fairy Tales

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Vote up the most disturbing things to happen in these classic fairy tales.

At one time or another in your youth, someone probably read you a fairy tale. At the very least, you saw one of the many Disney versions of a fantastical story that has been around for a few hundred years. But when you think back about everything that actually happened in your favorite children’s story you may start to realize that everything was not as innocent as you believed.

The line between scary fairy tales and a beloved story is incredibly fine, and sometimes the most creepy fairy tales tend to be the most popular. In some stories main characters go through unjustified pain and anguish while in others the protagonists commit unexcusible horrors. Fairy tales derive from moralizing folk stories collected, but in some cases the lessons get lost in the all terrible things that happen.

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